Despite the name quite similar to other species of the same family, the beach beak is a plant that has its own characteristics and medicinal properties. As its name suggests, this species is easily found in coastal areas in Brazil, especially in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

It is a creeping plant , with hairy stems and oval green leaves. The flowers of the beach beak are a lot of attention, due to their vibrant yellow color. They are frequent in the extreme part of the branches. As for the fruits, they are very small, oval in shape and slightly curved.

Medicinal properties of beach beetles

The beach beak is a plant that has some healing properties. They are: tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic, antileukoreic, febrifuge and antiblenorrhagic. Therefore, it can be used in the process of treating and curing various illnesses, whether with more severe or mild characteristics.

Indication of this plant

Among the indications for the use of the beach beak is the treatment of flu and swamp fever . What’s more, people who suffer from stomach and intestinal cramps can also use the plant to get rid of them. Finally, cases of gonorrhea are dealt with quickly and effectively using the plant.

Even with all these favorable indications for use, the plant should only be included in the treatment of any patient with medical advice. This care ends up protecting the patient from the appearance of some complications during the treatment, in addition to the ideal dosage for each type of need.

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Picão beach tea

One of the most common ways to include the beach pepper in the health treatment is through the preparation of tea . For this you will need 200 ml of filtered water and four grams of dried plant leaves. The first step is to bring the water to a boil in a container with a lid.

As soon as the first signs of boiling are identified, turn off the heat and add the herb. Leave the container capped for about 10 minutes. After this time, use the sieve to remove all the herb before consuming the drink. The indication is that the intake does not exceed three daily doses.